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Ransomware Attacks on Government Organizations

Ransomware Attacks on Government Organizations

In March 2018, a SamSam virus attack crippled the city of Atlanta, and the perpetrators demanded a $51,000 ransom. This high-profile attack caused the closure of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and took down at least one-third of the 424 software programs used by the City of Atlanta.  The city refused...
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How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan – Pt. 2

Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas and then the Atlantic provinces of Canada.  On the 1,000-mile trip up the Atlantic coast, it might have swung and hit any of those neighboring states head-on and caused enormous damage.  Instead, it spared most of the US. Let’s use this near-miss as an opportunity...
How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

How to Create a Disaster Recovery Plan – Pt. 1

Recently, Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas, and drifted north up the Atlantic Ocean.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the storm! Even as our thoughts go out to others, we must also use this devastating incident to remind ourselves that disasters happen.  Use this as an...
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The End is Near for Windows 7

The End is Near!  At least, for Windows 7… Jan. 14, 2020 will be the last day that Microsoft will provide security updates for Windows 7.  The software will still work on existing PCs, but it will become increasingly vulnerable to malware because Microsoft will discontinue regular support and security...